School councils contribute to the strategic leadership of a school and act as a bridge between the school and its community, including staff, parents, governments, local business, industry and community groups. In 2017, Chapel Hill State School became an
Independent Public School and as a result, was required to establish a school council. Read the
School Council Handbook and the
Chapel Hill School Council Constitution (PDF, 111KB) to find out more.
Independent Public School
As an independent public school, we work closely with our school community to create and pursue a shared strategic direction that promotes our students’ well-being and improves student learning outcomes. As an independent public school, we operate in line with the same legislation, industrial instruments, directives, whole-of-government policy and national agreements as all other state schools. Our School Council is the primary governance body that ensures we act in accordance with our constitution and with government-mandated legislation and policies.
What do we mean by ‘strategic leadership’?
When we talk about ‘strategic leadership’, we are referring to those things that help ensure the school’s long-term success, including learning outcomes for our students, the professional expertise and wellbeing of our teachers, and the stability of our finances. Members of the School Council must endorse the school’s annual budget, priorities, policies and implementation plans, and monitor their outcomes throughout the year.
What the School Council does not do
School councils must not interfere with the principal’s day-to-day operations of the school and its curriculum; make operational decisions about the use of teaching or learning resources at the school; or make decisions about the individual teaching style used at the school. If you have any questions or comments about these matters, please contact our Principal.
How to contact the school council
Please call 07 3871 4888 or email